It’s Halloween time again which means several special events such as haunted houses pop up. The best event in terms of value, professionalism, and family-friendly (five years and older), is the Ghost Train produced by Los Angeles Live Steamers organization in Griffith Park. 

One of the best kept secrets over the past half a century, the LALS group, comprised of train enthusiasts, provides rides on small scale trains every Sunday afternoon in the area adjacent to Travel Town. And for the past several Octobers, they’ve put on the Ghost Train. I don’t know how many hours go into this show, but I do know it’s impressive.

Don’t let another Halloween fly by without taking a trip on the Ghost Train. Hint: the lines tend to be a little shorter the earlier the date is before Halloween as well as the later you go between 7 and 10 p.m.

BRIAN CROSBY is a teacher in the Glendale Unified School District and the author of "Smart Kids, Bad Schools and The $100,000 Teacher." He can be reached at brian-crosby.com.